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Old 15-10-2013, 14:31   #316
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But it wouldn't rock ...
Yeah, but we're unlikely to drag....
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Yes that's us. Hill inlet this year. Still our favourite anchorage, this year plenty of mudcrabs, queenfish and calamari.

Where is Hill Inlet?
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Yeah, but we're unlikely to drag....

Well, it's always a trade off ...
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Whitsunday island, queensland.
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Whitsunday island, queensland.

Not likely to sail there ... but it's gorgeous!
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Yes that's us. Hill inlet this year. Still our favourite anchorage, this year plenty of mudcrabs, queenfish and calamari.
where is Hill inlet?
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where is Hill inlet?
See above.
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Re: Does constant anchoring wear you down?

So popular even the sand flies love it

Best beach I have ever seen (Whitehaven) is next door, anchor off there is my advice. The sand flies won't travel
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To be honest the fears never did completely subside and over the year this lack of proper sleep and constantly making sure we were somewhere safe in the weather conditions really wore me down mentally and physically.
I think more people feel this way, than are willing to admit. I feel very confident with my anchoring abilities, and my tackle. I think the OP is plenty experienced too, with the miles travelled, and time, under his belt. Still....

I think Brittany at Windtraveler had a really great post related to this topic - The Dichotomies and Ironies of Cruising

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Great post, says it all I think!!
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I think more people feel this way, than are willing to admit. I feel very confident with my anchoring abilities, and my tackle. I think the OP is plenty experienced too, with the miles travelled, and time, under his belt. Still.... I think Brittany at Windtraveler had a really great post related to this topic - The Dichotomies and Ironies of Cruising Ralph | sailing away with R & B
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So popular even the sand flies love it

Best beach I have ever seen (Whitehaven) is next door, anchor off there is my advice.
Among the charterboats, tourist boats, seaplanes and helicopters? Each to his own I guess. Mind you, if you draw more than about 1.2 metres you really don't get the choice.
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Among the charterboats, tourist boats, seaplanes and helicopters? Each to his own I guess. Mind you, if you draw more than about 1.2 metres you really don't get the choice.
I am giving away all my favourite anchorages, but I agree don't anchor with the crowds down at the southern end. Everyone anchors where the anchor symbol is shown.

Go further North toward hill inlet. It is still very protected and the holding is great. In fact you can anchor anywhere along Whitehaven beach all the way to Hill inlet.

You will be on your own. Unless I am there
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Re: Does constant anchoring wear you down?

Not sure how long it's been since you were there, but that's just not the case these days. The helicopters land well up the beach, and fairly often so do the tourist boats. Also the SE swell does often reach the northern parts of the beach. Even so, there are frequently quite a few boats anchored up that way.
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Re: Does constant anchoring wear you down?

It has been about 10 years since I have sailed that area so I will bow to your more up to date knowledge.

It is a pity the area has got a lot busier.

I did check Google earth which shows a 2013 photo. There are about 20 boats and two seaplanes down at the southern anchorage (right hand photo) and only one boat anchored in the North (possibly waiting for a suitable tide to go into Hill inlet ) which gives me some hope that things have not gotten too terrible in the last decade, but of course it is only a single snapshot.

If you do go to North there is more swell. Personally I like getting rocked to sleep, but if you are prone to seasickness check it out first.

The photos do show what a great beach it is and staying with the theme of the original question how can a place like that wear you down
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